February 18, 2014

Regular Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 7:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on February 18, 2014.

Roll Call

Present were Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli.  Mayor Nelson was not present.

Visitors

Present was Bill Huffer.

Changes to Agenda (Idaho Code 67-2343 Sec 4 (b))

None

Consent Calendar

(Consent Calendar contains items which require formal Council action, but which are typically routine or not of great controversy.  Council members can approve the items listed on the consent calendar as one item or, if finding a correction needs to be made, can pull that item for discussion.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member or a member of the audience requests removal of the items from the Consent Calendar.)

Council President Vern France asked, “Consent Calendar Items numbered are before you, are there any items to be removed?”  There being no objection, Councilman Magnelli moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the February 18, 2014 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

None

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Customer Service Policy:  The customer service policy puts in place fair and equitable policies to ensure the financial health and stability of the City of Gooding.

The work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho is scheduled at 5:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on March 3, 2014.

Airport Hanger Purchase:  The Fixed Base of Operation (FBO) hangar is not currently owned by the City of Gooding.  The City of Gooding would like to purchase the FBO but would like to see an appraisal first.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn has contacted an appraiser and will report back to the Council when the appraisal is done.

Transient Merchants/Peddlers:  In December, Public Works Director Todd Bunn presented the Council with examples of ordinances from other cities regarding transient merchants/peddlers.

The work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho is scheduled at 5:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on March 3, 2014.

Irrigation Board of Corrections:  Pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1807 the Irrigation Board of Corrections hearing has been set for 6:30 pm on March 3, 2014 in the Municipal Building at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.  The purpose of the hearing is to correct any error or mistake that may have been found in the said assessments.  Such assessments levied for the maintenance and operation of the irrigation works.  The notice will be published in the Times News on February 20 & 27, 2014.

Annexation of Rural Fire Department Land:  The Rural Fire Department owns land in the Area of City Impact and would like it to be annexed into the City.  The Council will schedule a work session at a later time.

New Business

Authorization to Sign CableOne Contract:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to sign the Cable One Internet contract for a term of three (3) years at $212.50 per month.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Schedule Budget Hearing:  Pursuant to Idaho Code 63-802A, the Public Budget Hearing date for the City of Gooding was set for August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Municipal Building at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.  Notice will be published in the Times News on July 24 & July 31, 2014.  Notice of this hearing will be sent in writing to the Gooding County Clerk Denise Gill.

Airport Pavement Rehabilitation Project- Engineering Contract:  Councilman Magnelli moved to authorize Mayor Nelson’s signature on the engineering contract for the airport pavement rehabilitation project.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Authorization to attend the Idaho Chapter of PRIMA Training in May:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to allow the City Clerk to attend the Idaho Chapter of PRIMA Training in May.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Gem Vet Clinic- Price Increase:  Gem Vet Clinic currently charges the City pound fees of $7.50 per day per dog.  The current euthanasia fee is $25.00.  The price has increase to $10.50 per day for pound fees and $40.00 for euthanasia.  The Council would like to table this item until a work session can be scheduled to review whether the City will need to raise their fees as well.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward reported although there was another burglary last night, the department knows who did it and is in the process of trying to find them.  Chief Ward also reported that he has interviewed several candidates for patrol officers and will be making a decision soon.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey reported that two of the firefighters earned 2nd and 3rd place in the Firefighter Challenge.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  None

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  Library Director Cindy Bigler was not present.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Morri Hall submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.

Councilwoman Houser moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 67-2345 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel and (b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or discipline of an employee.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:17 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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